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For the unrelated robot that fought in Series 7, see Xenomorph.
"Inspired by HR Giger's Alien. A truly visual robot that people will see and remember for being different"
— Team Xenomania website

Xenomorph was a robot that attempted to enter Series 3 and 4 of Robot Wars. It was not selected to take part in the main competition of Series 3, but was asked to participate in a side competition. However, the event in which it was due to compete in was cancelled following a behind-the-scenes accident. Xenomorph would also fail to qualify for Series 4, despite winning its qualifier.[1]

Xenomorph was entered by Team Xenomania, which would later enter Extreme 2 and Series 7 with Chip. The robot's name and design were both inspired by the titular alien creatures from the Alien film franchise.

DesignEdit

XenoMoulded

The clay and plaster mould for Xenomorph's shell

XenoMoulded2

The top of Xenomorph's shell during construction

Xenomorph was a robot modeled on the aforementioned Alien character, with an 'organic' nylon polymer bodyshell which was initially sculpted using clay and plaster. Its weapon was a large motor-powered axe, while the robot was painted green and grey to match its inspiration.

Series RecordEdit

Main Series Xenomorph Series Record
The First Wars Did not enter
The Second Wars Did not enter
The Third Wars Not selected
The Fourth Wars Failed to qualify
The Fifth Wars Failed to qualify with Chip
The Sixth Wars Failed to qualify with Chip
The Seventh Wars Entered with Chip
Series 8 Did not enter
Series 9 Did not enter
Series 10 Did not enter
Robot Wars Extreme Appearances
Series 1 Did not enter
Series 2 Entered with Chip

Outside Robot WarsEdit

"IT WAS DISMANTLED IN 2001 AFTER NOT GETTING CHOSEN FOR EITHER SERIES 3 OR 4 OF ROBOT WARS. SHAME BECAUSE IT HAD A GREAT AXE, IT WAS 100% RELIABLE AND LOOKED SCARY!"
— Team Xenomania website
Xenomorph weapon test

Xenomorph testing its weapon

Xenomorph 2

Xenomorph 2, which was never entered into Robot Wars

After failing to qualify for Series 3 and 4, Team Xenomania entered Xenomorph into several Robot Rumble events held at RAF Bentwaters in Ipswich, at one point fighting Mortis in a three-way melee. The robot was dismantled shortly after Series 4, with the team building a second version with a lower box-shaped chassis, an improved axe and a front lifter. However, this version of Xenomorph was not entered into any future series of Robot Wars, instead being driven around Denbigh High School, the school where it was built, and scrapped when Team Xenomania decided to build Chip.

TriviaEdit

  • Denbigh High School, the school which built Xenomorph, also purchased Series 3 Semi-Finalist Pitbull on eBay.

External LinksEdit

ReferencesEdit

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